# What are nets of 3D shapes?

## What are nets of 3D shapes?

The net of a 3D shape is what it looks like if it is opened out flat. A net can be folded up to make a 3D shape. There may be several possible nets for one 3D shape. You can draw a net on paper, then fold it into the shape.

## What are the properties of 3D shapes?

3D shapes have faces (sides), edges and vertices (corners).

• Faces. A face is a flat or curved surface on a 3D shape. For example a cube has six faces, a cylinder has three and a sphere has just one.
• Edges. An edge is where two faces meet.
• Vertices. A vertex is a corner where edges meet.

Are there any 3D shape Nets for KS2?

Our nets of 3D shapes worksheets are the perfect resource to create an interactive and fun maths lesson for your KS2 students. The 3D shape nets worksheets include 14 PDF files and all the shapes you’ll need for teaching your children during this topic, including the net of a cylinder and the net of a cuboid.

### What do you need to know about shape nets?

You can also encourage them to colour the 3D shape nets before folding to make the final product even more visually appealing! What is a 3D Shape Net? A shape net is a collection of connected 2D shapes that can be folded up to form a 3D shape. It is the deconstructed form of a 3D shape. Need Help? Easy-to-use and ready-made nets – just perfect!

### Are there any free printable 3D geometric nets?

This set of geometric nets is FREE to download and contains the following three dimensional shapes: 1 Cube 2 Rectangular Prism 3 Triangular Prism 4 Cylinder 5 Triangle Based Pyramid 6 Square Based Pyramid 7 Pentagon Based Pyramid 8 Cone More

How are 3D shapes used in the classroom?

The nets help explain the properties of 3D shapes in a practical way and make learning in the classroom much more fun. If you loved our nets of 3D shapes worksheets, we have plenty of other teaching resources you can use for your 3D shape lessons. We have an enormous range of 3D shape teaching resources available for your KS2 learning objectives.